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Dark Shadows 

The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

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Dan Curtis
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jonathan Frid ...  Barnabas Collins / ... 594 episodes, 1967-1971
Grayson Hall ...  Dr. Julia Hoffman / ... 475 episodes, 1967-1971
Alexandra Isles ...  Victoria Winters / ... 425 episodes, 1966-1968
Nancy Barrett ...  Carolyn Stoddard / ... 402 episodes, 1966-1971
Joan Bennett ...  Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... 391 episodes, 1966-1971
Louis Edmonds ...  Roger Collins / ... 323 episodes, 1966-1971
David Selby ...  Quentin Collins / ... 312 episodes, 1968-1971
Kathryn Leigh Scott ...  Maggie Evans / ... 309 episodes, 1966-1970
David Henesy ...  David Collins / ... 278 episodes, 1966-1970
Lara Parker ...  Angelique / ... 269 episodes, 1967-1971
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Storyline

The story of Dark Shadows begins with newly hired governess Victoria Winters arriving at Collinwood, the Collins' estate in Collinsport, Maine in search of her mysterious origins. She soon is caught up in the strange events and mysteries that seem to surround the Collins family. Eventually, the Collins' "cousin from England", Barnabas Collins, arrives and takes the show in a new direction; his vampire curse introduces a new history of the Collins family. Part of this revised history is the popular character of the witch Angelique whose jealously led to the tragic death of Barnabas' great love Josette and who placed the curse upon Barnabas. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Dark Shadows Festival

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadows on the Wall See more »

Filming Locations:

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Dan Curtis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1225 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1966-1967)| Color (1967-1971)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cast members Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), Nancy Barrett (Carolyn Stoddard), and Lisa Blake Richards (Sabrina Stuart) originally auditioned to play Victoria Winters. See more »

Goofs

Jeremiah Collins's headstone is misspelled "Jerimiah Collins." See more »

Quotes

Judith Collins: Turn off that gramophone, it's driving me mad.
Quentin Collins: Perhaps that's why I play it.
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Referenced in CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2013- 2nd Stage (2013) See more »

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It's STILL good
24 June 2003 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Like many people I used to rush home from grammar school to see this Gothic soap opera. I distinctly remember being petrified of the werewolf and running out of the room when Barnabas bit somebody.

Seeing it now it's still sort of creepy. It moves very slow (of course) and the black & white seasons are extremely dull with really pathetic special effects and threadbare settings. But when the series switched to color and started to really be popular (in 1967) it really got going. The special effects improved, the settings and costumes got more elaborate and the plot lines went barreling out of control. Also they had a good cast who played all their roles seriously. That's good, because if they had camped it up or winked at the audience it would have fallen apart.

A good, fun horror soap. It's a good thing it's available on video and DVD now.


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